The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, deaths and vaccinations in Australia at 1600 AEDT on Thursday, January 27.
Ten new locally acquired COVID infections have been diagnosed overnight, with each case linked to existing clusters – including two that are connected to a South West lithium plant.
Pharmacists have lashed out at the government’s “reckless and negligent” failure to provide enough supplies of these two things.
Lawyers for vaccine reluctant police officer Ben Falconer have admitted in court that COVID-19 jabs are ‘safe and effective’ — but still want to know the reasons behind the vaccine mandate for all WA cops.
Unvaccinated parents would have to apply for exemptions to visit their sick kids in hospital – and possibly provide a negative rapid test – under a visitation plan being considered by the McGowan Government.
He’s an Ashes-winning all-rounder but West Aussie Test cricketer Cameron Green apparently hasn’t done enough to stick in the mind of WA’s Premier - even if the pair recently posed for photos together.
Detainees at Sydney's Villawood detention centre are continuing to test positive for coronavirus in the secure facility where they share rooms and common areas.
Australian Nursing Federation WA secretary Mark Olson has pleaded with the State Government to put in place ‘fairly sensible and not that severe restrictions’ to stem the transmission of Omicron.
A woman who supposedly needed to be vaccinated for work has been charged for the sly way she allegedly tried to avoid getting jabbed.
CBD workers have been encouraged to come back to the office and spend some money to help hard hit businesses.
Most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in England, after the government said its booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and hospitalisations.
A South Australian woman will face court in March over allegedly paying a vulnerable person to have a COVID-19 vaccine in her name.
The education provider’s parent posted a reduced annual loss of $70m after ongoing border restrictions squeezed its Australian business.
Pressure is mounting on a government minister to explain himself after he blew off a crucial Covid inquiry to spend the day at the cricket.
Another 15 people have died with COVID-19 in Queensland as the state records 11,600 new virus cases.
Queensland is bracing for the peak of the Omicron wave as hospitalisation rates surge in the state’s southeast.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has hailed the Skyworks as a win for common sense, saying we ‘can’t live in fear’ in a veiled swipe at those who called on West Australians to boycott the event.
Troy de Ruyter
Tasmania's number of active infections continues to fall, with Premier Peter Gutwein revealing the government is considering dropping some check-in rules.
The latest developments on the coronavirus, as at 1000 AEDT Thursday January 27.
Victoria has notched up another 13,755 Covid infections and 15 deaths as the state pushes ahead with getting children vaccinated.
Holly Hales and Rhiannon Tuffield
Another 29 people have died with Covid in NSW in the latest reporting period, but the number of cases decreased compared with the day before.
Victoria's premier says COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalisations are stabilising, as the state expands its child vaccine program ahead of school returning.
Dan Andrews has flagged major changes to the definition of “fully vaccinated” in Australia ahead of a national cabinet meeting.
A leading South West doctor has warned WA’s borders need to be eased by next month to give the region’s hospitals a fighting chance of coping with COVID outbreaks.
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